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What You Need to Know Before Giving a Housewarming Gift

Housewarming Gift Ideas

Moving into a new home is a dream of many, and also something to celebrate. If you have a relative or friend who just moved into their dream home, show that you are happy for them by giving a housewarming gift. They will surely love the thoughtfulness. 

When it comes to gift-giving, it’s always the thought that counts. There should be no pressure to spend on expensive gifts, especially for housewarming. A lot of gift items you can give for housewarming are also available in a boutique store near you. But the question is: Which are the best housewarming gifts out there? 


What to consider before giving a housewarming gift 

A housewarming gift is usually intended to “christen” a new home. As mentioned, it doesn’t have to be expensive, but should also come from the heart. Much better if you choose a housewarming gift that can be useful at home. Other things to consider before giving a housewarming gift are the following. 


Consider the time frame 

It is recommended to give a housewarming gift within the first 3 or 6 months of moving into a new house. When going to a housewarming party, make sure to bring a gift with you for the host. 


It’s for everyone, even for downsizers or renters 

Giving housewarming gifts should be for everyone, whether the person moves into a new home, apartment, condo unit, or a smaller house. Settling into a new space they can call their own deserves a celebration. 


The most expensive gifts aren’t always the best choice

The perfect housewarming gift should depend on the recipient. Plant parents would definitely love giving a plant to someone who just moved into a new home. But plants can be too high maintenance. Also, don’t pressure yourself to give an expensive gift. As long as it comes from the heart, the host will surely love it nonetheless. 


Best housewarming gift ideas 

Wondering what to give to a friend or relative who just moved into a new home? Here are the best housewarming gift ideas. 


Baked goods 

Who doesn’t love the heartwarming smell of freshly-baked goods? Head to your nearest bakery or make baked goods from scratch, and make sure you bring them warm and toasty fresh. When it comes to gifts, you could never go wrong with baked goods. 



A nice fancy candle is also a timeless housewarming gift. Find something with a subtle scent and comes in nice packaging. Better if you include a book of matches or a lighter together with the candle gift. 


A snuggly blanket 

Make them feel the warmth of their new home with a cozy blanket. You can choose from affordable but soft and fluffy ones made with cotton, fleece, or wool. Or splurge if you want with ones made from faux fur or cashmere. Opt for neutral colors so they can fit in all kinds of color schemes. 

Other housewarming gift ideas you can choose from include: 

  • A welcome mat 
  • Gift certificates 
  • Cookbook 
  • A fire extinguisher (not as glamorous, but every homeowner should have) 
  • Bottle of wine/spirits 


Check out your favorite boutique store in Franklin TN for your gifting needs. 

158 Front St. FRANKLIN, TN

Sanctuary South of Franklin TN, owned by Melanie Johnson and Nicki Reeves, is one of the most unique boutique home decor and gift shops in Franklin, TN.

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